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Tag: information access

Case Study: Allowing Geological Passion to be Shared and Interpreted Online—University of Leeds Virtual Seismic Atlas

Case Study: Allowing Geological Passion to be Shared and Interpreted Online—University of Leeds Virtual Seismic Atlas

When a group of university researchers decided to share their amassed geological knowledge online with free access to all interested, they faced a unique challenge. This knowledge was based on seismic images, huge pictures of the Earth’s crust created using special survey equipment, together with geological interpretation overlain on top. Even if you are an […]

Case Study: Access to Government Regulations, Minus the Red Tape—Regulations.gov

Case Study: Access to Government Regulations, Minus the Red Tape—Regulations.gov

It’s hard to think of the phrase “government initiative” without picturing the red tape that comes with it. Luckily, nobody understands this better than the government itself – which is why over 160 government agencies came together in 2003 to make at least one aspect of their work more manageable for American citizens. The project […]

Case Study: Mining for Information—BHP Billiton

Case Study: Mining for Information—BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resources company, has nearly 40,000 employees working in over twenty-five countries, annually generating billions of dollars in revenues. Mining plays a major role in the success of the company, which deals in commodities including aluminum, coal, iron ore, uranium, nickel, silver, oil, gas, and diamonds. But it is mining […]

Case Study: Endeca and Blue Fish Bring Consumers Closer to Outlet Bargains—Overstock.com

Case Study: Endeca and Blue Fish Bring Consumers Closer to Outlet Bargains—Overstock.com

It is a common sight along open stretches of highway throughout the United States: outlet shopping. Even when you’re miles away, you know that you’re getting closer; multiple billboards dot the landscape, advertising the must-have deals. Not far from the designated exit, countless discount stores are housed in an endless series of beige buildings, looking […]